Title X is a crucial government program that, since 1970, has helped 4 million low-income Americans access hormonal birth control, family planning services, and reproductive health care.
This year, Trump made extreme changes to the Title X program by implementing a "gag rule" which forbids providers who receive these funds from educating, counseling, or referring patients for abortion care.
Since 2014, the Obria Group, a California faith-based nonprofit affiliated with Obria Medical Clinics, has been masquerading as a healthcare group, and now has begun expanding its network of fake, anti-abortion centers to become a national chain. These Obria “health centers”—like thousands similar to them across the country—are created to confuse and manipulate pregnant people with the goal of preventing them from learning about or accessing abortion services. Not only do their “clinics” give false info about abortion, but they also refuse to provide evidence-based contraceptive choices to their patients, including oral contraceptives, IUDs, or condoms— the very tools that help prevent unplanned pregnancy and abortion!
In 2019, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) awarded $1.7 million to Obria in Title X funding and an additional $1.7 million for each of the grant’s subsequent two years.
How can a “women’s health center” that opposes basic contraceptive methods provide comprehensive family planning services? It can’t.
Call and/or sign the petition to demand Congress stop HHS from awarding family planning funds to Obria and other anti-abortion, anti-birth control centers.
Source and petition link: Action Network